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Camp Karaoke

Another week closer to the start of the 2016 season. And, for the first time since 2009, there will be a QB competition to provide some drama to the exhibition games. Shaun Hill got the nod over Alex Smith in

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Razing Arizona

Three years and one universe ago, Kurt Warner was the Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback, they were the reigning NFC West champions who had been narrowly defeated in the 2008 Super Bowl, Shaun Hill was the 49ers’ QB, Mike Singletary was beginning

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Posted in Game Previews

QB or Not QB

This year’s training camp and preseason games will be quite a bit different than the previous seven years have been. The 49ers are the reigning NFC West champions, not the team that might be good or might be bad. They’re

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Posted in The Usual Suspects

Final Dress Rehearsals

The upcoming week is probably the last week of competition for starting jobs and roster spots. After next Saturday’s game against the Texans, the final two weeks of practice will be focused on the opening game against Seatlle, and the

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Naming Rights

Michael Crabtree weighed in decisively and affirmatively on the UQB issue Monday, refusing to be nudged into supplanting the “U” with an “N(ame)”. You can hardly fault the guy, given his brief history in 49er land. In his first year,

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Posted in Orgainized Team Activities

There’s a Light Up Above

Judge David Doty lobbed a grenade into the NFL owners’ well fortified luxury box yesterday, blowing up their $4 billion dollar war chest and leveling the playing field concerning who can or cannot afford a lockout. If his ruling holds,

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Posted in FOS Speculation

The Man Who Never Was

As March 4th looms in the not so distant future, it’s arrival delayed only by the inexorable empty days of February, an inconceivable notion is rising to the surface: the 49ers QB for the 2011 season might very well be

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Posted in Angst 101

Say It Like You Mean It

When I was growing up, passion was a religious/theological term for the final agonizing days of Jesus Christ. I didn’t know what it meant, but it didn’t seem to be something you would want happening to you unless you were

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Posted in Philosophy

IT Came From Outer Space

The IT factor is tossed around on the blogosphere on an almost daily basis. NFL players must possess this undefinable somethingness or they can never be considered true championship caliber HOF dudes. Alex Smith, of course, was the foremost player

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Posted in Philosophy

Lads in the Loo

It was exactly two years ago that Mike Singletary yanked a turnover machine named J. T. O’Sullivan from the starting lineup and inserted Shaun Hill, which led to a turn around in the 49ers 2008 season. This week Sing will

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Posted in Thursday Practice

Gimme Some of That Old Time Weird

Now that the problems with the offense have been exorcised, what about the defense? We’ve had two mediocre teams make the 2010 49er defense look a whole lot like the 2005 49er defense. El stinky poo poo. How is this

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Posted in Wednesday Morning Game Plan

Hysteria, Mysteria, and Jinxaroni

The hysterical outcry to the release of Nate Davis, which swamped the lowlands of the blogosphere for two days, abruptly calmed down and receded into a whimpering “Ooops. Heh heh” yesterday, as all 31 teams in the league were disinterested

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Posted in Game Previews

Nate the Great: RIP

The 49ers added one last tweak to their roster Monday, releasing 3rd string QB Nate Davis and replacing him with Troy Smith, who was recently released by the Ravens. This news was so bind-boggling that ESPN chose to ignore it

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

The Distorted Man

Yesterday, I remarked that there is little chance that Alex Smith will not settle in as the Franchise QB this coming season. Some folks might consider this remark a bit of an overstatement. Wishful thinking. Out and out balderdash. But

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Posted in FOS Speculation

End of an Era

The long off season is nearly over. In two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers will begin the long and winding road to the 2010 NFL playoffs — or the agonizing pratfall into the hell of abysmal failure. The stakes are

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The No Longer Black & Blue Division

The NFC North will probably provide more prurient interest for 49er fans than the other divisions, given the cast of characters banging heads up there. All four teams have some link to the 49ers. Green Bay has Aaron Rogers, who

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Posted in Around the League

Birth of the Sardine Can Offense (SCO)

In the FA period before the 2009 Draft, Scot McCloughan signed Titans WR Brandon Jones to a five year contract. At the time, the 49ers starting WRs were Isaac Bruce and Josh Morgan. The #3 WR, a stiff named Bryant

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Posted in FOS Speculation
2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs. Carolina, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 17: at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams, 5:25 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2016 Prognostications
Closest To The Pin
  Grumpy: 3-13
  Spitblood: 3-13
  Winder: 3-13
Bakkentom: 0-16
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 8-8, 7-9, 9-7, 10-6
Mr Fletch: 4-12
NJ49er: 5-11
Phil Fan: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 7-9
Skeebers: 6-10

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